Alaska's Winter Horizon

Alaska's Winter Horizon

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday, March 12

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Greg and I got out Thursday night to go view the Aurora Borealis, also known as the Northern Lights. It was a cold clear night so we headed out to the park. The brilliant full moon was reflected off all the snow on the ground. You could see to walk through the woods without a flashlight! It was beautiful. The Northern Lights showed up as wide green vertical streaks in the sky. They moved ever so slightly as you watched. Our photos didn't show them well so maybe we can get more pics later this week. We walked about a mile up and down the trail looking at the sky. It was only 6 degrees so we finally headed back to the car. This picture shows how we have to clean the parking lots here. Snow is back in our forecast for Wednesday night. Hope we break the record! We are currently still in third place for overall snowiest winter in Anchorage.
Today is my first day of spring break. This is what the city looks like from the library window! The snow plow had cleared the parking lot for these cars. You get an idea of how much snow has fallen by looking inside the fence. Check out the snow under the trees! It will be a mess when it does begin to thaw.

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